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Transfer Gossip: Bolton Wanderers eye up move for former Fulham midfielder

Ryan Tunnicliffe is a possible replacement for Jay Spearing

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According to HITC Sport, Bolton Wanderers are one of three clubs interested in former Fulham midfielder, Ryan Tunnicliffe. The article states:

"Reading, Ipswich and Bolton Wanderers are eyeing moves for former Fulham midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club. Tunnicliffe is available on a free transfer following his release from Fulham earlier this summer after three years at Craven Cottage.

Ipswich have held a long-term interest in Tunnicliffe after he enjoyed a successful spell on loan at Portman Road in the 2013/14 season prior to his move to Fulham and Town boss Mick McCarthy remains a big fan of him.

Reading are looking to bolster their squad as they look to mount another promotion bid next season and Jaap Stam is considering a move for Tunnicliffe, while Championship new boys Bolton are keen to add some experience to their ranks before the start of the season."

A product of Manchester United's academy, Ryan Tunnicliffe, now 24, left the Red Devils in 2014 to join Fulham. Whilst at Old Trafford, Tunnicliffe played twice for Manchester United, and also had loan spells with Peterborough United, Barnsley and Ipswich Town.

In three years at Craven Cottage, Tunnicliffe scored twice in 66 appearances. Tunnicliffe also spent time on loan with Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers. With nearly 150 appearances in the Championship, Tunnicliffe could prove to be a solid replacement for Jay Spearing.

I imagine his wage demands would be relatively cheap, and Tunnicliffe may favour a move back up North as opposed to Reading or Ipswich.

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